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31 Max Scherzer SP

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
98%39%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
134.19-502.4118925
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018WAS1872.5333332100220.21506662231251300
2019WAS952.4121190000134.1108393610725189

Player Updates

August 18, 2019 12:40 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Tabbed as Thursday's starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) is expected to be activated to start Thursday's game against the Pirates, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

His 64-pitch sim game Saturday was a success and Scherzer said he is ready to pitch in games. He can be deployed in weekly leagues with confidence.

August 17, 2019 04:44 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Throws 64 pitches in sim game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer threw 64 pitches in a simulated game Saturday and is expected to start for the major-league club next week, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

After the sim game, manager Dave Martinez said it would be "treated like a start" and that Scherzer will follow his normal between-starts routine before toeing the rubber in another game in five days. Scherzer wanted the ball this weekend, so that next start will presumably come at the big-league level, though Martinez didn't say that explicitly. He lines up to start Thursday against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.

August 16, 2019 05:00 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Not listed as weekend starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) is not listed as a starter for the weekend series against the Brewers, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

Scherzer hoped that he would be able to start either Saturday or Sunday as he works to return from a back strain, but it appears as though he'll require a few more days to recover. The weekend rotation could change if the 35-year-old is determined to be ready, but Anibal Sanchez and Erick Fedde are currently slated to start Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

August 16, 2019 11:24 AM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Hoping to start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) is hoping to return from the 10-day injured list to start Saturday versus the Brewers, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer said he's ready to rejoin the Nationals' starting rotation as he felt great following Tuesday's two-inning simulated game, but it remains to be seen how the team actually brings him back into the fold. If he does pitch this weekend the veteran right-hander would be on a limited pitch count since he threw only 32 pitches during the sim game. Washington currently lists Saturday's and Sunday's starters as TBA, and the team figures to make a decision sometime Friday.

August 14, 2019 01:32 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Says he's ready to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) said he's ready to rejoin the big-league rotation, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.

Scherzer, who has made one start since the All-Star break due to a back injury, said he felt great Wednesday after completing a two-inning simulated game Tuesday. The right-hander believes the next step in his rehab is pitching in a game, and he wants that outing to come in the majors, not minors. Scherzer acknowledged that he would likely be on an abbreviated pitch count in his first start back, but it sounds like he's tracking towards a return against the Brewers over the weekend.

August 13, 2019 04:12 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Throws sim game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) threw a simulated game Tuesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Scherzer threw 31 pitches in two simulated innings as he recovers from a back strain that has left him sidelined since July 26. If he feels comfortable following the session, he could be activated as early as Sunday against Milwaukee in a best-case scenario.

August 11, 2019 03:32 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Set for sim game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) will throw a simulated game Tuesday, Byron Kerr of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer emerged from Saturday's 35-pitch bullpen session feeling "really good," per manager Dave Martinez, and the right-hander is now ready for the next step. If he responds well to Tuesday's activity as well, he could return next Sunday for the series finale against Milwaukee. Scherzer has been limited to just one start so far in the second half as a result of the back issue.

August 10, 2019 11:44 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Throws bullpen session Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) threw a 35-pitch bullpen Saturday, Alex Chappell of MASN reports.

It will be interesting to see how Scherzer feels Sunday after throwing on consecutive days. Although it is encouraging that the 35-year-old ace is beginning to ramp up his recovery, the plan remains to make sure he has fully recovered before returning to game action. He will miss at least one more start as there is no timetable for his return.

August 9, 2019 09:16 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Possible bullpen session Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) could throw a bullpen session Saturday if he feels up to it, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

He had a light throwing session on flat ground Friday, and the Nationals will see how their ace responds Saturday. The plan is to hold Scherzer out until they are confident that he will be ready to go for the duration of the season. He will miss at least one more start.

August 7, 2019 04:24 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Missing at least one more start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) will miss at least one more start, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

Scherzer landed on the injured list with a back strain in late July for what was originally expected to be a brief absence. He's still feeling some discomfort after playing catch Monday and may not pick up a ball until Friday. A clearer picture of his return timeline likely won't arrive until he's ready to resume throwing.

August 7, 2019 11:48 AM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Throws again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) played catch Monday and manager Dave Martinez said it "wasn't great, but [he] felt okay," Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

It's not a setback, but Scherzer may take a couple days off as a result. He could still throw Wednesday if he feels good, according to Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post. The veteran right-hander is already eligible to come off the injured list, but that's not a realistic possibility until he resumes throwing off a mound.

August 4, 2019 04:20 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Unlikely to return Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) isn't listed as the expected starter for Monday's game at San Francisco, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer is eligible to return from the injured list Monday but doesn't appear as though he's ready to come off the shelf. According to Zuckerman, the veteran right-hander has yet to resume throwing off a mound but made 40 throws from 70 feet Saturday. Erik Fedde lines up to start against the Giants assuming Scherzer is unavailable.

August 2, 2019 10:36 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Plays catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) played catch Friday for the first time since landing on the injured list, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

The typically durable veteran landed on the injured list for the second time in a month in late July, this time due to a mild rhomboid strain in his back. He could return as soon as Monday, though it's not yet clear if he's expected to do so.

August 2, 2019 10:16 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Expecting brief absence
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) told 106.7 The Fan on Thursday that he believes his latest back issue is "nothing major" and that he does not expect to be out for long.

It sounds like Scherzer thinks he will be ready to go when first eligible Aug. 5, though ultimately the decision is out of his hands. When the right-hander landed back on the IL on Monday with a mild rhomboid strain, manager Dave Martinez said Aug. 5 was not a target date "by any means." The team could decide it's best to hold Scherzer out for another turn, if the training staff feels he's at risk of another flareup. Hopefully we'll get a better idea of his progress in the next day or so.

July 29, 2019 05:00 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Back on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday.

Scherzer returned from the injured list last week after missing nearly three weeks with an inflamed bursa sac in his shoulder, though he made just one start before landing back on the shelf, this time with a mild rhomboid strain. The move is retroactive to Friday, making the right-hander eligible to rejoin the rotation Aug. 5, though manager Dave Martinez said that's not a target date "by any means," per Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post. Erick Fedde was summoned from Double-A Harrisburg in a corresponding move and will start in place of Scherzer on Tuesday.

July 28, 2019 06:20 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: 'Very doubtful' for Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) didn't throw a bullpen session Sunday and is "very doubtful" to make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Braves, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

Scherzer was slated to work out and possibly throw Sunday afternoon if he felt good enough, but the right-hander was unable to toss a bullpen session. He'll have one last day to throw a side session prior to his scheduled start, though the Nationals don't appear to be optimistic about Scherzer's chances of toeing the rubber Tuesday night.

July 29, 2019 12:04 AM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Still uncertain for Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (back) still needs to throw a bullpen session if he is going to start Tuesday's game against the Braves, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

Scherzer is scheduled for cardio work Sunday and could throw if he feels good after the workout, per Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post. The veteran right-hander is nursing a small strain in his back and received a stem cell injection prior to the weekend. Scherzer has yet to be ruled out for Tuesday's contest, but if he doesn't complete a bullpen session soon, the Nationals will have to look elsewhere.

July 26, 2019 04:16 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Nursing back strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer was diagnosed with a small strain in his back after undergoing an MRI on Friday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer made his return from the injured list Thursday but woke up Friday not feeling great, prompting the MRI. The veteran right-hander received a stem cell injection and will be shut down for a couple days before determining the next step, though he has yet to be ruled out for his next turn through the rotation Tuesday. Scherzer threw 86 pitches in his return after spending nearly two weeks on the shelf with an inflamed bursa sac in his right shoulder.

July 26, 2019 11:36 AM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Whiffs eight in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer allowed three earned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out eight across five innings Thursday against the Rockies. He did not factor into the decision.

Scherzer was activated from the injured list just before the start, taking the ball for the first time since July 6. He held the Rockies scoreless in four of his five innings but ran into trouble in the fourth frame, during which he allowed all three of his earned runs. The Nationals also pulled Scherzer after 86 pitches, likely a precaution due to his layoff. He'll draw his next start Tuesday at home against Atlanta.

July 25, 2019 01:12 PM
Nationals' Max Scherzer: Activated ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Scherzer (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Thursday against the Rockies.

As expected, Scherzer will get the ball for Thursday's series finale after spending almost two weeks on the shelf with an inflamed bursa sac in his shoulder. The right-hander will look to pick up where he left off prior to the injury, as he owns a 2.30 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 181:23 K:BB through 129.1 innings this season. Raudy Read was sent to the minors to free up a roster spot for Scherzer.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Milwaukee 6.000 1.500110
vs LHB 55.200 2.5901973
vs RHB 78.200 2.2906116
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/8@SD1007.06019
6/14ARI1007.032110
6/19PHI1007.040210
6/25@MIA1008.051010
6/30@DET1008.041014
7/6KC1007.040111
7/25COL0005.04328
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
11
@NYM
W7-4
12
CIN
W7-6
13
CIN
W3-1
14
CIN
W17-7
15
16
MIL
W2-1
17
MIL
L14-15
18
MIL
W16-8
19
@PIT
7:05 pm
20
@PIT
7:05 pm
21
@PIT
7:05 pm
22
@PIT
7:05 pm
23
@CHC
2:20 pm
24
@CHC
2:20 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
41

19

-1

23

10

41

7

19

50

28

29

30

68

31

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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2008ARI04 3.051670000 56.0482419552166
2009ARI911 4.1230300000 170.11669478201063174
2010DET1211 3.5031310000 195.2174847620770184
2011DET159 4.4333330000 195.02071019629756174
2012DET167 3.7432320000 187.2179827823560231
2013DET213 2.9032320000 214.1152736918456240
2014DET185 3.1533331100 220.1196807718663252
2015WAS1412 2.7933334300 228.2176747127534276
2016WAS207 2.9634341000 228.1165777531656284
2017WAS166 2.5131312000 200.21266256221155268
2018WAS187 2.5333332100 220.21506662231251300
2019WAS95 2.4120200000 134.1108393610725189
Total 16887 3.17358349105002252.01847856793246856102638
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008ARI171310001400 .071 .000 .000
2009ARI31534120331700 .268 .264 .226
2010DET31200000000 .000 .000 .000
2011DET33400000000 .000 .000 .000
2012DET32200000100 .000 .000 .000
2013DET32301010000 .333 .667 .333
2014DET33200000100 .000 .000 .000
2015WAS34694150022300 .239 .217 .217
2016WAS347041301223000 .208 .200 .186
2017WAS31624101541600 .212 .210 .161
2018WAS35708170611410 .274 .271 .243
2019WAS2143470202110 .163 .163 .163
Total 36439329751291312720 .221 .214 .191
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008ARIP167104512 .900
2009ARIP303035151823 .943
2010DETP313130141420 .933
2011DETP3333231112021.000
2012DETP32322281310 .955
2013DETP323241172130 .927
2014DETP33332791712 .963
2015WASP333329722001.000
2016WASP343432121911 .969
2017WASP3131199911 .947
2018WASP3333178810 .941
2019WASP20201981011 .947
Total  3583493041221681412 .954
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2008ARI15146 1.2201002 .234237 11.9 .3320
2009ARI1164164 1.05106115 .253741 12.6 .4260
2010DET1170194 0.981713108 .244800 11.5 .3830
2011DET1177212 0.901293012 .272833 12.5 .4550
2012DET2128184 0.74159312 .250787 11.7 .4090
2013DET0151233 0.69148416 .198836 8.9 .3290
2014DET1162225 0.7913100110 .238904 10.8 .3680
2015WAS2173235 0.76620110 .208899 8.5 .3580
2016WAS2157233 0.7083112 .199902 8.9 .3650
2017WAS2134186 0.7973004 .178780 8.6 .3190
2018WAS4137216 0.6882014 .188866 8.7 .3320
2019WAS298107 0.9841100 .215535 9.4 .3410
Total 1917022235 0.821146714765 .2229120 10.2 .3700
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011DET11 5.74430000 15.215101011914
2012DET10 2.08330000 17.1125410426
2013DET21 2.82430000 22.11277121134
2014DET01 6.14110000 7.17552116
2016WAS01 3.75220000 12.0105531212
2017WAS01 3.68210000 7.14530248
Total 45 3.7316130000 82.06037348731100
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007 AA-Mobile44 3.911414000 73.2643832344076
2007IND-Fort Worth10 0.5633000 16.092101425
2007 A-Visalia20 0.5333000 17.051101230
2008AAA-Tucson11 2.721310000 53.0351916222279
2009AFA-Visalia00 2.0811000 4.11210145
2010AAA-Toledo Mud Hens20 0.6022000 15.041100217
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/215
Birthdate:
7/27/1984
Age:
35
Hometown:
St. Louis, MO
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:
Missouri
MLB Experience:
12
Awards:

2013: AL Cy Young
2016: NL Cy Young;NL Strike Out Leader
2017: NL Cy Young;NL Strike Out Leader
2018: NL Strike Out Leader